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300 metres from the monastery the ossuary is located. It is the only tomb church of the Orthodox world preserved fro, the Byzantine Komnin period. It is painted with fresco?s on the two floors of the building. These have high quality and are of most valuable artistic examples of 11 th century Byzantic culture. From the 13 th century Bachkovo monastery was included in two state?s borders, Bulgaria and the Byzantin Empire. Howevery, service was continued to be Orthodox. After the Turkish domination in the 14 th century, the monastery kept its link with Bulgaria. In the 19 th century the monastery was the main cultural centre in the region. It nowadays counts as one of the oldest and richest monasteries of the country.
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